Because of the changes in the way publishers are handling ebook pricing (they were sued by the Department of Justice for price fixing), there have been a lot of books with steadily dropping prices this week. For the most part these are HarperCollins books. Some of HarperCollins imprints have started also dropping in price, but as of right now Zondervan (one of HarperCollins largest imprints) has not started to drop. Enough books that have been reviewed by Bookwi.se have dropped this week that I thought it was worth a post. The links below are to the Bookwi.se Reviews, which then have links to Amazon to buy the book of you like the review.
Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card – $3.99 – Young Adult Fantasy
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson #5) by Rick Riordan – $4.28 – Young Adult Fantasy
Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense by NT Wright - $9.99 – Theology
Original Sin: A Cultural History by Alan Jacobs – $8.00 – Theology/Literary Criticism/Culture
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket – $5.99 – Children’s
Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren Winner – $9.99 – Spiritual Development
Don’t Know Much About History by Kenneth Davis – $7.99 – History
Small Faith — Great God by NT Wright – $2.99 – Collected Sermons/Essays
Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture by Lesslie Newbigin – $9.40 – Missionary Activity/Theology/Cultural Engagement
Fledgling by Octavia Butler – $9.97 – Fantasy/Paranormal/Vampires
Also price drops on books that I have read, but not reviewed on Bookwi.se. The links are directly to Amazon
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore – $7.99 – a very funny and sacrilegious book about Jesus told from the perspective of Jesus’ childhood friend. While not orthodox Christian teaching, Moore is pretty respectful of Jesus. It is very funny.
Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster - $9.99 – This is a classic on spiritual disciplines. It is still priced a bit high considering it is nearly 30 years old, but if you have not read it, I highly recommend it. It is a book that benefits from multiple readings. I advice you read it through quickly and pick one or two things that you want to work on. Then read it again six month or a year later and pick another one or two things.
Surprised by Hope by NT Wright – $9.99 – This is one of the best books on why our theology of Heaven distorts our understanding of life on Earth. Wright attempts to correct our theology both by changing our categories of heaven and helping us to understand how the work we do now affects the life we will have later. It over plays its argument at times and drags a bit in the middle. But it is a very influential book.